Some homeschoolers wind up in college very young, and then go on to become professional educators. Some college professors and administrators also homeschool their youngsters.
The home-schooled whiz kid from Halifax who became the youngest professor hired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won a MacArthur Fellowship, better known as The Genius Award.
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Ben Bolger, Professor at College of William and Mary
Professors can be intimidatingly intelligent with just one advanced degree. Imagine a professor with 11 – yes, 11 – doctorates. His mother decided that homeschooling would be the best option for him. Bolger thrived in this environment and began taking college classes at age 12. He is active in the Democratic Party. He also is dyslexic.
Joyce Reed, former Associate Dean of the College, Brown University
Since my lifelong career has been as a professional educator, people are frequently bewildered when they learn that my five children did most of their learning at home until they entered colleges and universities that suited their interests. How did I do it, they ask?